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Itsgonscrape
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New to The Datsun Family

Post by Itsgonscrape » 26 Jun 2016 16:33

Hey everyone!!!!!

I recently purchased my very first 1972 Datsun 510 Sedan, I have wanted one of these for about 6 years and was just never the right car ir the right time. So I wanted to get on and introduce myself and get to know some of you in case I have questions or concerns along my way. Hope everyone is having a great night and hope to chat with you all soon. Here she is.
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butters68
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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by butters68 » 26 Jun 2016 17:03

hello and welcome, looks like a nice solid 510, great starting point for you .
ding ding dong dong all night long long.

Itsgonscrape
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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by Itsgonscrape » 26 Jun 2016 18:38

@butters68 yeah man I feel like I for super lucky with this one, no rust no dents, running motor with 90k original on it. The interior needs a little TLC but nothing crazy at all. And thank you for the welcome.

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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by okayfine » 26 Jun 2016 20:05

Hello and welcome to The Realm. If you could put your location in your profile, that'll help us know where you are.

For starters, read through this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=12575

Looks like you've got a great start. Looks well-maintained, and if it's as rust-free as it appears, you're way ahead in the game.
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

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Byron510
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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by Byron510 » 26 Jun 2016 22:17

Damn - it's Art's twin....with a bit more use!

Welcome to the Realm, you are certainly in the right place. Look forward to helping with your project.

Byron
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Itsgonscrape
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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by Itsgonscrape » 27 Jun 2016 10:13

@Byron510 Thank you so much for the warm welcome, not sure who Art is but but thank you for the compliment. Will def need the advice and guidance through the build process but it is also something I am greatly looking forward to starting it.

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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by Byron510 » 27 Jun 2016 10:37

Art was a good friend of many here on the realm – I’d personally known him for over 25 years. The link below if a photo of him in front of my workshop a year or so before his passing

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26356&p=226227

The car was passed along to good friends Dan and Dan Jr in Oregon. Dan Jr is here on the realm, and named the car Art in memory of Art Hughes. Your car is the same blue on 4 door automatic that Art’s car is – which was the twin reference. You just have a bit of polishing to do to catch up :wink:

Lot's of good quality guidance available here to those asking good quality questions. And we love photos, just so you know :D

Look forward to your build.

Byron
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Itsgonscrape
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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by Itsgonscrape » 27 Jun 2016 11:02

Oh thats pretty amazing, yeah Mine for sure needs a little TLC in comparison lol. Well again I appreciate the compliments a I am really looking forward to becoming apart of this what seems to be amazing community.

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Re: New to The Datsun Family

Post by Itsgonscrape » 27 Sep 2018 07:14

Hey everyone, I have not updated this in a while. I actually do not own this one anymore. I paid for it and then the guy in Bowling green that I bought it from Disappeared and gave me the wrong address to send the shipping company to. so I waited and waited and waited and I found another one and did my research and truly dug in and found one that I fell in love with. I am going to put up a few pictures of her today. we are in the breakdown process of getting her all torn apart and ready for paint.

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